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Archive of 2011

An argument against victim feminism in the history of NZ democracy

Tue 30th August 2011:

Feminism is a vague term and can at times be driven by a heinous concept called, Victim Feminism. This concept claims that any misfortune, lack of opportunity or discrimination of the “female” is the fault of the “male” of the species. One of the many examples I will use to support this claim is the […]

Family Court review: initial issues for discussion by the Fatherhood Foundation

Mon 29th August 2011:

The following points are being currently being circulated for discussion by the Fatherhood Foundation. Reproduced here with permission.

Fathers Day Jamboree

Sun 28th August 2011:

On September 4th from 12noon to 4pm, we are hosting a Fathers Day music and dance event. Bring your family, instruments, songs or dance and join in the fun. Local musicians will help blend the acts together, low cost barbeque sausages will be available, find fathering information and meet other parents. Onehunga Community Centre – […]


Fri 26th August 2011:

by Attorney Sam Assini on July 29, 2011 The United States Supreme Court (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Court’) issued an opinion on June 20, 2011 in the case of Turner v. Rogers. The case originated in South Carolina, and found its way to the highest court in the land. The only issue that was […]

Dunne what?

Sun 21st August 2011:

Child support payments are to be deducted directly from parent’s pay-packets, under new rules announced by the Government today. Revenue Minister Peter Dunne this morning announced changes to child support arrangements, including how payments are calculated, having payments taken directly from parents pay-packets, and easing up on the penalties for those that default on payments. […]

Chivalry alive and well?

Thu 11th August 2011:

From the New Zealand Herald – 11 August 2011 Man wakes to find naked woman in his bed 1:12 PM Thursday Aug 11, 2011 Waikato police say no charges are being laid after a young man woke early today to find a 40-year-old naked woman in his bed trying to take his clothes off. A […]

NJ Child Support ‘Sweep’ Grosses $196 per Debtor – 1.1% of What’s Owed

Sun 31st July 2011:

July 28th, 2011 by Robert Franklin, Esq. From Fathers and Families New Jersey’s semi-annual sweep of child support debtors grossed 1.1% of what’s owed. Here’s a short article about it (, 7/23/11). The Garden State does this twice a year. Sheriff’s deputies fan out across the state arresting the major child support debtors. Slapped in […]

UK Govt warns fathers about child abduction risk

Tue 26th July 2011:

UK Government warns fathers about child abduction risk The UK Government is honestly warning UK fathers to watch out for any warning signs that the mother of their children might abduct them. Traditionally, the FINGER was publicly pointed at fathers, despite years of statistical data showing mothers were the culprits in the majority of cases!!…… […]

One in three campaign – male victims of domestic violence

Wed 6th July 2011:

Over the weekend I was sent a link to an interesting Australian podcast titled: ‘Meeting the needs of male victims of domestic and family violence’. The website the podcast is hosted on turned out to be home to the the One in Three Campaign. As we tried to publisise back in 1999, one in three […]

Pro-female IRD

Tue 28th June 2011:

Mum tells IRD that children are in her care to avoid Child support payments. Father is on DPB after loosing business during recession. Children are actually in shared care. IRD takes word of mum and deducts child support from dad’s DPB. Mum tells IRD that dad is a fraud and works under the table. IRD […]

Institutionalised Sexism

Fri 24th June 2011:

Employers association Chief Alasdair Thompson is obviously not very savvy in media matters, however I have been amused how the media have sensationalised the matter yet seldom comment on the continual matter of institutionalised sexism within the family court and its interpretation of family law. Few media ever report, or have probably never sat in […]

A day in the NZ courts.

Wed 22nd June 2011:

Bar worker Jodi McGregor, 24, was furious when her boyfriend – to whom she was pregnant – confessed he’d had sex with her friend. McGregor, of New Plymouth, invited the friend to her home for a party on February 12, got another woman to pin her down by holding her hair, and laid into her […]

Does John Key think like David Cameron?

Mon 20th June 2011:

PM must act, not rant, over single parents by Martin Fricker, Daily Mirror 20/06/2011 DAVID Cameron hit out at fathers who run out on their children yesterday and said absent dads deserve to be shamed in the same way as drink drivers.………… Mr Cameron said: “It’s high time runaway dads were stigmatised and the full […]

Child Support – Help

Thu 16th June 2011:

Hi can someone help? My husbands ex wife has successfully applied for an admin review which we filed a cross application. The son attends private school and about a year ago she unilaterally put him into boarding saying she would meet the costs. She lives less than 9km from the school. The review officer ignored […]

UK Child Support Changes

Tue 14th June 2011:

Now life for non-resident parents is, potentially, about to get worse. In recent years, the level of a non-resident parent’s income being payable for maintenance was calculated on the following basis: 15 per cent for one child, 20 for two children and 25 for three or more children. Now, under a phased introduction, the proportions […]

Guilty untill proven innocent

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “”¦ This is to our President. President Obama remarks often “¦ It’s “¦ been two Father’s Day years in a row where he admonished fathers, especially African American fathers, to step up to the plate. Well, I’m an ex-baseball player; almost went pro years ago”¦ so my analogy is: […]

Parental Conflict – Alienating a Child

Sat 11th June 2011:

Auckland Family Court judge Margaret Rogers said more than 1000 pages of evidence had been filed with the court. “At this point in [the child’s] life, [its] future should lie ahead of [it] full of promise and potential. But I fear for [the child] and for [its] future,” she said in a decision issued last […]

The Propaganda Never Ends

Here’s some insight into what is being taught to young women in schools etc about domestic violence, and below is my reply to the newspaper and to Ms Kearns. This article, while containing some potentially useful content, is mainly feminist propaganda that will harm relationships, wreck families and children’s lives and increase the risk of […]

The feminist Trojan horse in Family Law

Fri 10th June 2011:

Queensland MP George Christensen recently spoke to the Australian Federal House in opposition to plans intended to undo Family Law reforms put in place by the Howard government in 2006. I have never heard a politician so clearly expose the feminist, anti-father agenda. Why don’t we have anyone like this in NZ? But justice and […]

Evidence Based Practice – Gluckman

Thu 9th June 2011:

Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, John Key’s chief science advisor has called for better development of teenagers. Prime Ministers Science Advisory Committee He also made another release, which in the longer run is far more important. Evidence and policy formation He also called for looking for evidence, before instituting new social policies and also when evaluating […]

CAFCASS encourage shared parenting with Hickups

Tue 31st May 2011:

In New Zealand, both the Care of Children Act 2004 and the CYFs Act 1989 legislation require the familycaught to protect children’s access to their own family, unless to do this would endanger the children. Even then, supervised access can be used to sustain relationships, without exposing the children to serious risk. So, although Parliament […]

Why don’t they treat children like dogs?

Sat 28th May 2011:

Judge tells feuding couple to share custody of dogs By Edward Gay 5:30 AM Saturday May 28, 2011 Share15 Email Print Photo / Thinkstock Expand Photo / Thinkstock A prominent political figure and his ex-wife have been told they must share the custody of their two dogs after a long-running dispute in the Family Court. […]

Schools arrange secret abortions

Sun 15th May 2011:

This could be deemed not post worthy but anyways…. With the increase of Child Abuse being thrown out to the general public, I find it interesting how professionals can justify not telling the parents if there daughter has had an abortion. I then question if the boy who did it (if known) is also covered […]

Woman guilty of sending threats to herself

Fri 13th May 2011:

A Rotorua woman has admitted sending threatening texts to herself in a bid to get her former boyfriend into trouble. Jacinta Maree Hammond, 23, used a pre-pay phone to send the texts to her phone and then a few weeks later told police they were from her estranged partner, the Rotorua Daily Post reported. She […]

Separated with Children by Adam Cowie – Book Review

Thu 12th May 2011:

In the preface of this self-published 130 page book, Adam writes that since his separation: “the torment and legal battles I have had to go through since then I feel are rather unique” Well, not quite.

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